Windows 10 Coming to Tufts Owned and Managed Machines

Christine C. Fitzgerald
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:15pm

Beginning this June 2017, Tufts Technology Services (TTS) will begin deploying new PCs with Windows 10 (including Office 2016). Microsoft released this new operating system in July 2015 and since then we have thoroughly tested Windows 10 with common applications at Tufts and have upgraded approximately 250 machines to-date.

What to expect

  • All NEW Tufts owned and managed Windows machines will be deployed with Windows 10.
  • TTS will work with the community to upgrade any Tufts owned and managed Windows machines that are 2 years old or newer to Windows 10.

Features and Benefits

If you are currently using Office 2013, you will not notice a significant change moving to Windows 10 - Office 2016 as the features and interface are very similar. However, if you are still using Office 2010, the move to 2016 will provide a very different interface and experience. That said, at Tufts we try to provide the community with the latest software versions while remaining one version behind the vendor to ensure proper testing of features in our environment.

If you want to collaborate better and be more productive, Windows 10 with Office 2016 is for you! Some of the key benefits and features of Windows 10 - Office 2016 include teamwork features like co-authoring; lightning fast search; improved performance with Outlook; and enhanced security. See more details and a comparison of features.

Support and Training

You can find more information about Windows 10 and including lynda.com videos in the Tufts Learning Center by selecting Browse the Library, and navigating to Windows 10 and Office 365 under the Tufts Training column (login required).

While we are excited to offer this updated operating system and its benefits to our community, we will continue to support Windows 7. If you have any questions, please contact the TTS Service Desk at (617)627-3376 or it@tufts.edu.